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How Does the Subconscious Works?
Understanding Its Power

how does the subconscious work

The human mind is an incredibly complex and fascinating thing. It is responsible for all of our thoughts, actions, and feelings. However, much of what goes on in our minds happens without us even realizing it. This is where the subconscious mind comes in. In this article, we’ll explore why it’s important to train your subconscious mind, how the subconscious works, and how you can train it to work for you.

Why It's So Important to Train Your Subconscious Mind?

Training your subconscious mind is important because it is the part of your mind that controls your automatic thoughts, habits, and behaviors. Your subconscious mind is responsible for your beliefs, emotions, and values, and it works in the background to influence your decisions and actions.

When you want to change your thinking, habits, or behaviors, you need to reprogram your subconscious mind to adopt new beliefs and behaviors. This is because your subconscious mind is like a tape recorder that plays back the same old tapes over and over again. If you want to change your tapes, you need to re-record new ones.

By training your subconscious mind, you can create new neural pathways that will allow you to adopt new ways of thinking and behaving. You can also reframe your beliefs and emotions so that they are more positive and empowering.

The Subconscious and the Conscious Mind

Before we dive into how the subconscious mind works, and how you can remove subconscious block. It’s important to understand the difference between the subconscious and the conscious mind. The conscious mind is the part of your mind that you’re aware of. It’s responsible for logical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving. The subconscious mind, on the other hand, is the part of your mind that operates below your level of awareness. It’s responsible for storing memories, emotions, habits. It can influence you to make the decisions, often without us even realizing it. So, the subconscious vs unconscious refer to different aspects of our mental processes.

The mind works by processing information from our senses, memories, and emotions. This information is then sent to either the conscious or subconscious mind, depending on its relevance and importance. While the conscious mind can only process a limited amount of information at a time, the subconscious mind can process much more.

How the Subconscious Mind Works?

The subconscious mind is shaped by past experiences, and it uses those experiences to inform its automatic responses to various stimuli. For example, if you had a traumatic experience with dogs in the past, your subconscious mind may automatically generate fear and anxiety when you see a dog, even if you consciously know that the dog is not a threat.

The subconscious mind is always processing information in the background, and it makes decisions and generates responses based on its stored memories and beliefs. This is why it can be difficult to change automatic behaviors and thought patterns without first reprogramming the subconscious mind.

Influence Your Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind responds to the instructions and suggestions that it receives, whether they come from external sources (such as hypnosis) or from your own internal dialogue. However, it is important to note that the subconscious mind responds more readily to suggestions that are consistent with its existing beliefs and values. If you try to give it a command that conflicts with its preexisting programming, it may resist or generate conflicting responses.

One of the powerful ways to influence your subconscious mind is through hypnosis. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness in which the hypnotherapist can directly communicate with your subconscious mind to make positive changes. By putting yourself in a hypnotic state, you can reprogram your subconscious mind to create new habits and beliefs.

Another way to influence your subconscious mind is through repetition. By repeating a certain behaviours or thought pattern, you can train your subconscious mind to make it a habit. For example, if you want to become more positive, you can repeat positive affirmations to yourself every day.

Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind

Reprogramming your subconscious mind can be a powerful tool for creating positive change in your life. By identifying negative thought patterns and replacing them with positive ones, you can change the way your subconscious mind operates.

One way to reprogram your subconscious mind is through visualization. Visualizing a positive outcome can help to train your subconscious mind to work towards that outcome. For example, if you want to achieve a certain goal, you can visualize yourself already having achieved it. Through Hypnosis, we use visualisation to help you to see your goals being reached easily.

Using Your Subconscious Mind to Create

Your subconscious mind can also be a powerful tool for creating. By tapping into your subconscious mind, you can access a wealth of creativity and imagination.

One way to use your subconscious mind to create is through brainstorming. By allowing your mind to wander freely and generate ideas, you can tap into your subconscious mind and access new and creative solutions.

Another way to use your subconscious mind to create is through dream journaling. Keeping a journal of your dreams can help you to access the subconscious mind and identify patterns and themes that may be relevant to your life. By analyzing your dreams, you can gain insight into your subconscious mind and use it to fuel your creativity.

Making Decisions with Your Subconscious Mind

Believe it or not, your subconscious mind is also involved in the decision-making process. While the conscious mind is responsible for weighing pros and cons and making logical decisions, the subconscious mind can also influence the decision-making process by providing a gut feeling or intuition.

One way to tap into your subconscious mind when making decisions is to trust your instincts. If you have a strong feeling about a certain choice, even if you can’t explain why, it may be worth considering.

Hypnotherapy Benefits for the Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind can be resistant to change if the new suggestions conflict with its pre-existing programming. To address this, Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for accessing and influencing the subconscious mind. It can be beneficial for a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and even physical pain.

By tapping into the subconscious mind and reprogramming negative thought patterns and behaviors, hypnotherapy can help to create positive changes in your life.

Conclusion: Harness The Power of Your Subconscious

In conclusion, understanding how the subconscious mind works can be a powerful tool for personal growth and self-improvement. By training your subconscious mind, you can reprogram negative thought patterns and behaviors, tap into your creativity and intuition, and make decisions with more confidence. With practice, you can learn to harness the power of your subconscious mind and create a more fulfilling life. 

If you find challenges in training your subconscious mind on your own, Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool available for influencing the subconscious mind as you can work with a professional hypnotherapist. Want to learn more how to unlock your potential? Book a FREE Strategy Call with us now.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is believed that you have the ability to influence and control your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind plays a crucial role in determining your comfort zone and is responsible for habituating you to certain actions that can lead to success, happiness and wellness in your life. To control your subconscious mind and make it your ally, there are a few steps you can take:

Firstly, create a vision space by having a crystal clear image in your mind for what you want to achieve. This will help you focus your thoughts and intentions on your desired outcome.

Secondly, instead of focusing on how you will achieve your ultimate vision, imagine yourself already having achieved it. This will help you tap into the power of your subconscious mind to manifest your desires.

Finally, identify any resistance you may have to pursuing what you truly love. Our subconscious minds often hold us back because of conflicting beliefs we may have. By identifying and addressing these conflicting beliefs, you can start to retrain your subconscious mind to support your goals and desires.

We can influence our subconscious through feelings, positive affirmations, visualization, Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and other techniques. Ultimately, learning to understand and work with the subconscious can help us achieve greater self-awareness and personal growth.

Our habitual behaviors, emotional responses, and intuition, which are all driven by the subconscious mind without conscious awareness or effort.

An example of the subconscious mind at work is the automatic response of pulling your hand away from a hot stove without consciously thinking about it, so as to protect you from getting hurt.

Another example of the subconscious mind at work is the act of driving a car. When you first learn how to drive, you have to consciously think about every action – from pressing the gas pedal to turning the steering wheel. However, after you have been driving for a while, these actions become automatic and require little conscious thought. This is because your subconscious mind has taken over the task of driving, allowing your conscious mind to focus on other things, such as listening to music or having a conversation.

Another example could be a person who has a fear of public speaking. Even though they may consciously want to give a speech, their subconscious mind may be holding them back due to past negative experiences or beliefs about themselves. This fear can manifest as physical symptoms such as sweating, shaking or feeling anxious, even though the person may not consciously understand why they are feeling this way. By identifying and addressing these subconscious fears and beliefs, a person can start to retrain their mind to feel more comfortable and confident in public speaking situations.

The subconscious mind is more powerful than the conscious mind. Here are the 3 main reasons:

  1. Controls Automatic Behaviours: The subconscious mind controls many automatic behaviours, such as breathing, heartbeat, and reflexes. It also controls learned behaviours and habits that we have developed over time, such as driving a car or playing a musical instrument. These automatic behaviours occur without conscious thought or effort, allowing the conscious mind to focus on other tasks.
  2. Processes Information Faster: The subconscious mind processes information faster than the conscious mind. According to some estimates, the subconscious mind can process up to 20,000 bits of information per second, while the conscious mind can only process around 40 bits per second. This means that the subconscious mind can quickly identify patterns, make connections, and come up with solutions to problems, often without the individual being aware of how they arrived at the solution.
  3. Stores Emotional Memories: The subconscious mind stores emotional memories, which can have a powerful influence on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. These memories may be from past experiences, childhood, or even ancestral memories passed down through generations. They can shape our beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions, often without us realizing it. By accessing and reprogramming these emotional memories, we can change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and ultimately, our lives. 


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